Aviation Maintenance: General 101

Course Number: AMT 191
Transcript Title: AM: General 101
Created: March 19, 2021
Updated: March 19, 2021
Total Credits: 6
Lecture Hours: 0
Lecture / Lab Hours: 132
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), audit
Repeats available for credit: 0

Prerequisites

Placement into RD 90WR 90 or higher; MTH 65 or equivalent placement test scores

Course Description

Introduces aircraft cleaning, corrosion control, materials, and aircraft hardware. Covers the selection of appropriate cleaning chemicals and processes. Describes the identification, selection, and installation of aircraft hardware, fluid lines, and fittings. Examines the performance of aircraft processes such as heat treating and hardness testing. Prerequisites: MTH 65 or equivalent placement test scores, placement into RD 90 and WR 90 or higher. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Identify and select aircraft materials used in performing aircraft cleaning and corrosion control, fluid line maintenance, and non-destructive inspection of ferrous and non-ferrous materials.
  2. Apply FAA acceptable methods, techniques, and practices during aircraft maintenance operations.
  3. Utilize appropriate non-destructive testing methods commonly employed in the aircraft industry.
  4. Apply math and physics principles in solving problems associated with aviation maintenance.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Evaluations by exams, quizzes and lab work.

Texts and Materials

Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook, Federal Aviation Administration; Introduction to Aircraft Maintenance, 3rd Edition, Avotek

Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Outcome #1: Identify and select aircraft materials used in performing aircraft cleaning and corrosion control, fluid line maintenance, and non-destructive inspection of ferrous and non-ferrous materials.
  • Identify appropriate cleaning materials, understanding their characteristics, use and effect
  • Inspect, identify, remove, and treat aircraft corrosion and perform aircraft cleaning
  • Inspect and check welds
  • Fabricate and install rigid and flexible fluid lines and fittings
  • Identify and select appropriate nondestructive testing methods
Outcome #2: Apply FAA acceptable methods, techniques, and practices during maintenance operations.
  • Select and install aircraft hardware using appropriate power tools and shop equipment
  • Perform basic heat treating processes
  • Perform precision measurements
  • Determine correct torque valve for aircraft nuts and bolts
  • Identify characteristics of materials that affect its ability to be hammered, rolled or pressed
Outcome #3: Utilize appropriate non-destructive testing methods commonly employed in the aircraft industry.
  • Perform dye penetrant, eddy current, ultrasonic and magnetic particle inspections
  • Identify procedures used in demagnetizing steel parts
  • Identify heat-treated and non-heat-treated aluminum alloys
  • Perform magnetic particle inspection methods on engine crankshaft
  • Identify the effects of heat treatment on aluminum alloy corrosion resistance
Outcome #4: Apply math and physics principles in solving problems associated with aviation maintenance.
  • Apply the principles of physics as it relates to sound, fluid and heat dynamics, aircraft structures, and basic aerodynamics
  • Calculate measurements and fluid mixing ratios
  • Read and interpret a Vernier micrometer scale
  • Identify effect of atmospheric temperature and humidity on airfoil lift
  • Understand the relationship between pressure, volume and temperature on an air mass

Related Instruction

Computation: 31.5 Hours

Outcomes

2.  Apply FAA acceptable methods, techniques, and practices during maintenance operations.

4.  Apply math and physics principles in solving problems associated with aviation maintenance.

Content

  • Perform precision measurements (RI hours 4.5)
  • Apply the principles of physics as it relates to sound, fluid and heat dynamics, aircraft structures, and basic aerodynamics (RI hours 6)
  • Calculate measurements and fluid mixing ratios (RI hours 6)
  • Read and interpret a Vernier micrometer scale (RI hours 6)
  • Identify effect of atmospheric temperature and humidity on airfoil lift (RI hours 4.5)
  • Understand the relationship between pressure, volume and temperature on an air mass (RI hours 4.5)